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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

National Cake Day Quilt Block Tutorial

Happy National Cake Day! There's a National Cake Day! So naturally, I HAD to have a cake block for my National Days scrap quilt, because who doesn't like cake. Well, there *might* be people in the world who don't like cake, but I'm not one of them. haha! 



This sweet little calorie free cake is made from my scraps of Riley Blake basics. The polka dots are ?? years old! It turns out that I've been collecting Riley Blake fabric since before I even knew about them! When I found about about the different fabric companies, and selvages, etc. and started looking at where the fabrics I had hoarded were from, most of them were Riley Blake! So I'm dedicating this little cake to them for their 10th anniversary, and to celebrate getting to work more closely with them this year!🎉


So here's how to make my 8" scrap-friendly cake block. Which I had intended to make in pinks and aqua, until I found all the polka dots. I'm a sucker for dots! And red. But I think it would be fun to make a bunch of these little cakes in all of the scrap colors!




I see lots of these blocks in my future! 





Fabric A (background):
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 1 1/2 x 2" (#)
(1) 1 1/2 x 4"
(2) 2" sq.
(2) 2 x 3"
(1) 2 x 3 1/2"
(2) 2 x 4"
(1) 3 x 3 1/2"


Fabric B: (cakestand):
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 1 1/2 x 2" (#)
(1) 1 1/2 x 8 1/2"

Fabric C: (lighter cake layer):
(1) 2 x 2 1/2"
(1) 2 x 5 1/2"


Fabric D: (darker cake layer):
(1) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 2 x 3 1/2"





Double Upper Corners

1. Place a square at the left end or left upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper to left lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or right upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.




~Using (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A and a 1 1/2 x 8 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-long edge at the top, and the above method, make one double upper corner clip & flip unit.


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Left Upper Clip & Flip

1. Place square at upper end or left upper corner of rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper to left lower  corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.




~Using a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B, and a 2 x 4" rect. of Fabric A-short edge at the top, and the method above, make one left upper corner clip & flip unit.


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Right Upper Clip & Flip

1. Place square at upper end or right upper  corner of rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from left upper to right lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.




~Using a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric D and a 1 1/2 x 2" rect. of Fabric A-short edge at the top, and the above method, make one right upper corner clip & flip unit.

~Repeat using a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B and a 2 x 4" rect. of Fabric A-short edge at the top.


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Assemble as shown in the diagram below. You will have an 8 1/2" (8" finished) completely calorie free, scrap friendly, three tiered cake with a bauble on top!




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If you're following along on my National Days scrap quilt journey, you can find all of the blocks and their tutorials *HERE*. If you try any of the blocks, feel free to send me a pic, I'd love to see! If you post them on social media, you can tag me @kellifanninquilts on Instagram, or tag them with #nationaldaysquilt and/or #nationaldaysquiltblocks so I can find them. 

Until next time! As always, Happy Stitching! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving week! Go forth and eat cake!🙌

xoxo 

4 comments...:

kvanatta said...

oh wow! That's adorable, Kelli!

MissPat said...

At this rate you are either going to have a huge quilt or be done half way through the year. Or you could make multiple quilts, I guess.
I don't think I've ever owned any Riley Blake fabric.
Pat

What a "delicious" looking cake.

You could make a whole quilt with different flavors of cake.

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